Are you looking for something a little different for tailgating at the game, dinner or to take to a potluck? This Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Smoked Sausage will be a hit with any crowd!
I will confess, I didn’t use to like smoked sausage but it has grown on me over the years. My kids and picky husband love it so I am always on the hunt for new recipes. I adapted this recipe from a neighbor. Her recipe included 1 cup coconut but my people won’t eat coconut so I substituted the green pepper.
Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Smoked Sausage
I love this recipe because you can either serve it as an appetizer or a meal, it’s great with rice or even noodles. The recipe says 2-3 lbs. because I use two pounds if I am making it as a meal, to ensure there is enough sauce, Three pounds if I am making it as an appetizer.
This recipe does take a little prep work, browning the sausage which you wouldn’t have to do, but it is worth it in my opinion. I also saute the green pepper so it is a little more tender since the cooking time in the crock pot is relatively short. I made it in my 6 qt. oval crock pot.
- 2-3 lbs. smoked sausage, sliced
- 20 oz. can pineapple chunks, in juice, do not drain.
- 1 and a ½ cups ketchup
- ¼ cup vinegar
- ½ cup chopped green pepper
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- Slice smoked sausage in ¼ inch medallions.
- Brown slicked smoked sausage a couple minutes on each side in a large skillet over medium high heat, until slightly browned.
- Drain grease.
- Saute green peppers in same skillet until tender crisp.
- Pour all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for 1-2 hours (low 3-4 hours) Stirring occasionally.
- If the recipe is to sour add more brown sugar, too sweet add more vinegar.
- Serve as an appetizer or with rice and noodles as a meal.
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I was given the Crock Pot but all opinions, recipe and thoughts are my own.
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